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Mr. President : how and why the founders created a chief executive / Ray Raphael.

Raphael, Ray. (Author).
  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780307595270 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0307595277 (hardcover)
  • Description: 324 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 352.23/Raphael (Text to Phone) Available -
Merrimack College Stacks (3rd) JK511 .R36 2012 (Text to Phone) Offline -
Phillips OWHL Stacks 4 352 R16M (Text to Phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-309) and index.
Contents Note: Part I. Precedents (for better and mostly worse): little gods on earth: monarchs and their governors; revolution and the retreat from executive authority -- Part II. Conjuring the office: first draft; second guesses; Gouverneur Morris's final push -- Part III. Field tests: selling the plan; the launch; Washington and the challenge to transcendent leadership; system failure: partisan politics and the election of 1800; Jefferson stretches the limits.
Summary: Offers the story of how the American presidency was shaped during the Constitutional Convention, in a history that includes Gouverneur Morris, James Madison, and George Washington, each trying to see his vision for the office of the president realized.
Subject: Presidents > United States > History > 18th century.
United States > Politics and government > 1783-1809.


Raphael, Ray. "Mr. President : how and why the founders created a chief executive." New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

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